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When BMC led the world

History : The BMC story – Part Seven : 1965 – Zenith

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian-in-residence, recounts the history of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). He follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings and British Leyland stories with an eight-part study of BMC from 1959 to 1966.  Here, in part seven, we look back at 1965 – the year BMC literally had the world at its feet… […]

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists
When BMC led the world

History : The BMC story – Part Six : 1964 – The full Monte

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian-in-residence, recounts the history of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). He follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings and British Leyland stories with an eight-part study of BMC from 1959 to 1966. Here, in part six, we look back at 1964 – the year the Mini Cooper took overall honours in the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally… […]

When BMC led the world

History : The BMC story – Part Four : 1962 – Big Brother arrives

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian-in-residence, recounts the history of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). He follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings and British Leyland stories with an eight-part study of BMC from 1959 to 1966.  Here, in part four, we look back at 1962 – the year of the BMC 1100 – and set the scene with what appeared to be huge and unstoppable success for its maker… […]

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists